Jim Russell brings in fresh, raw Macadamia nuts from Fallbrook. These nuts are hard to crack but when you do they are sweet and crispy and not at all like the greasy, canned nuts you find in stores.
Music Break: Goober Peas by The Kingston Trio
Ken Albala is the author of The Lost Art of Real Cooking with Rosanna Nafziger. He harvests garden snails from his property, feeds them, cooks them and eats them for dinner. He says the common garden snail is the same variety seen in fancy French restaurants. More about Ken's experience and technique is on his blog.
Pictures of Ken's snails and a recipe is on our blog.
Music Break: The In Crowd (Live) by The Ramsey Lewis Trio
Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark are the creators of The McNuggetini (milkshake, vanilla vodka, rimmed with barbecue sauce and garnished with a chicken McNugget) and The Ham Daiquiri (ham, vodka and more), among other bizarre concoctions. Their videos are featured on Food2.com and on their website. Pictures are on the Good Food Blog.
Nic's Martini Lounge
453 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Music Break: The Peanut Vendor by Stan Kenton & His Orchestra
Colman Andrews book is Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food, a profile of Ferran Adria.
Daniel Lorenzetti and Linda Rice Lorenzetti are the team behind The Birth of Coffee, a book featuring 100 black and white photographs and the stories behind them. An exhibition of the photographs and accompanying text is now on view at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.
Music Break: The Rooster by Smokey Bandits
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly. This week he reviews Choonchun Dakgalbi in Koreatown. The restaurant serves really only one dish: chicken dakgalbi, served tableside. Included in the panchan, or accompaniments is blood sausage, which Jonathan says is excellent.
703 S. Vermont Ave.
L.A. (213) 388-0285
All of Jonathan's restaurant suggestions are on the Good Food Restaurant Map.
Music Break: Them There Eyes by Brady Winterstein
Jack Bishop is Editorial Director of Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines. He is a cast member of public television's America's Test Kitchen and established ATK's tasting protocols. Jack is also the author of numerous cookbooks. The latest book from the group is America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook, just released this month. A recipe from Jack for Farro Risotto is here.
The Thanksgiving show: Family and food This Thanksgiving we are talking about family. Chef Jacques Pepin learns something new when he cooks with his granddaughter. Miry’s List helps newly immigrated families feel safe in America. During a trip to Ireland, Evan spoke with Breda Burns about her mother’s beef stew. Finally, a Nashville writer who learned how to cook Sichuanese dishes to make her adopted daughter feel at home.
David Tanis, a Thanksgiving cocktail, Cipe Pineles, and 'Sangsgiving' This week, we are prepping for Thanksgiving with seasonal stories of food, culture, and creativity. David Tanis offers market-inspired ideas for sides. Laura Avery talks persimmon and pinecone cocktails. Cipe Pineles just wants to be left alone with her recipes. Jonathan Gold enjoys a meal at Ink.well. LA Times and Pie Contest judge Noelle Carter gives us a holiday dessert pep-talk. Sang Yoon gives us permission to skip the Thanksgiving traditions this year.
Gail Simmons, sexual harassment in the kitchen, and Zingerman's Bakehouse Gail Simmons shares stories of travels and home cooking, Brett Anderson investigates harassment at the Besh Restaurant Group, and Jonathan Gold revisits Osawa in Pasadena. Emily Thelin’s new book ‘Unforgettable’ explores Paula Wolfert’s life and legacy. It’s all coming up radishes at the market, and Zingerman’s Bakehouse has a lot to celebrate.
Guerrilla Tacos, North Korea's seafood workers, and the Grand Central Market centennial Martha Mendoza updates us on North Korea’s role in the seafood industry, Maryn McKenna investigates how antibiotics changed poultry. Grand Central Market turns 100, celebrating with a cookbook. Jonathan Gold hangs at Sari Sari in the market. Wes Avila wants to ‘taco’ ‘bout it and sweet potatoes at the market.
Like ‘mam’ used to make: Irish beef stew During a trip to Ireland, Evan met with artist Breda Burns, who shared her mother’s bare-bones recipe for traditional Irish beef stew. And when making the stew at home, she sources the vegetables from her own backyard! Read More
An ode to Thanksgiving side dishes During his tenure as head chef at Chez Panisse, David Tanis perfected his market-fresh style of cooking. This year, we pressed him for some seasonal side-dishes, sure to please any Thanksgiving table. Read More